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Here We Grow

Some people are surprised world-class wine comes from Idaho. Here’s why they shouldn’t be.

GROWING GRAPES IN IDAHO

A Labor of Love

A lot of work goes into making every bottle of Idaho wine. See what makes our growing conditions—and our flavor profile—so unique and unmistakably ours.

Idaho’s Wine Country & Regions

Idaho may be one state, but our growing regions are distinctly different. Climate, geographical conditions, and soil content make it possible for vineyards in Idaho to grow a much wider diversity of wines with lots of character and nuance. Cooler, mountainous climates? We’ve got that. Rich, high-desert soil? Yep, we’ve got that too. If we sound proud, it’s because we are. Give it a try and you’ll see why.

Boise & Garden City

Get your tasting glass ready to experience all the deliciousness for yourself at one of the many winery and cidery tasting rooms in downtown Boise and along the craft beverage corridor in Garden City.

South Central

Two AVAs are located in the South Central region—including the Snake River Valley AVA, which is the largest in Idaho. The diverse, volcanic soils, cooler climate, and vibrant winemaking community here are known for producing world-class wines in a way only Idaho can.

Coeur dAlene & Sandpoint

Part of the larger Idaho Panhandle, Coeur d’Alene and Sandpoint are full of exciting things to see, do, and taste. The mountain ranges and magnificent lakes make for an outdoor lover’s dream, while the shopping, cultural events, world-class spas, and exciting eateries offer something for everyone.

Lewiston & Moscow

There’s a good reason this region is considered up-and-coming. Lewiston is in the Lewis-Clark Valley AVA and benefits from a unique microclimate of warm days and cool nights. Grapes like this.

Eagle

Nestled in between rolling hills and the Boise River, the Eagle Foothills AVA sits within the larger Snake River Valley AVA. The slope of the foothills plays an important role in sunlight reception, cold air drainage, and frost and wind protection. The unique granitic soils and local climate of this area contribute to the making of excellent wines.

Western Treasure Valley & Sunnyslope

Hot summers. Cool nights. Even cooler people. And lots of wine events. Home to the Sunnyslope Wine Trail, a recognized subregion of the Snake River Valley AVA, Western Treasure Valley & Sunnyslope boast a diverse mix of soil and a high-desert climate that is ideal for growing grapes and making wine with lots of character.

Map of the wine regions of Idaho

Where to Raise a Glass

Picking which wineries or cideries to feature is like choosing which kid is our favorite. We love them all so much that it’s hard to choose. Here are a few we think you should get to know (you know, for now.)

Y Knot Winery
Y Knot Winery
3100 CELLARS
3100 Cellars
CUESTA SOL VINEYARDS
Cuesta Sol Vineyards
Sheppard Fruit Wines
Sheppard Fruit Wines
2023 Idaho Winery Tour Brochure

2023 Idaho Winery Tour Brochure

Get ready for a generous pour of information. Check out this year’s brochure and see all the places where we can raise a glass together.

Red wine pouring into a wine glass

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